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Georgia-Missouri Football Game Postponed Due to COVID

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COVID-19 quarantines on the University of Missouri football team prompted the SEC to postpone Georgia’s game at Columbia.

One Missouri player tested positive on Sunday, and subsequent contact tracing put the Tigers below the required number of available players at a position group, according to ESPN.

Georgia has an open date Dec. 12, but Missouri does not, so the game could be rescheduled for Dec. 19. That’s also the date of the SEC Championship Game, but Florida has the East all but locked up.

Three other games (Alabama-LSU, Texas A&M-Tennessee and Auburn-Mississippi State) have also been postponed due to COVID-19 this week. Georgia is scheduled to play Mississippi State in Athens on Nov. 21.

Kirby Smart had just heard the news when he appeared at the SEC’s weekly teleconference, according to DawgNation.

“I’m finding out about this about as fast as you guys are,” Smart told reporters. “Mental agility is definitely the definition of 2020, which we talked to our team about early in 2020.”